Monday, May 24, 2010

Vote for Emmie!!

Soo..on a whim I entered Emmie's picture into a contest Parents magazine was running....well she was selected as one of the finalists!?!?! WOWEE!!!! So, here is the link:

Please go and vote for can vote once a day thru 5/30!!! :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

You Scream, I Scream...we all SCREAM for Icecream!!!!

Our first trip of the season to Drift better way to celebrate this amazing weather we are having than a trip to the Drift Inn to have soft-serve icecream cones with rainbow sprinkles.....2 SUPER happy girls tonight and a happy mom and dad watching them enjoy the treat!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Curb shopping!

gotta love it.....driving down the road....scanning the curbs just on the chance someone put out their "junk" a.k.a: "fantastic freebie"! :)

On the way home this morning and found this beauty in Manlius.....just waiting for me to pick it up! Now....I have no plan for it but need to find somewhere to hide it before Dave finds it! Wish me luck! Oh yea, cannot forget the best I am cramming it in the backseat in Savannah's car seat since the back was full of groceries, Emmie says to me "oohhh, pwetty table momma!" now thats my girl! ;)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

R.I.P Molly

A little piece of my heart broke yesterday, its actually been breaking a little all week. Molly, one of our dogs passed away yesterday afternoon. She was our first "baby", we got her before we were married, had her for 10 years and it just wasn't long enough. Pitbulls have such a bad reputation but she proved everyone wrong! She was the best dog I have ever known, truly amazing and so good with our girls. She will be missed for a long time to come. Poor Savannah is having a really hard time and Heidi, our other dog is so lonely its sad. Here are some memories of Molly girl.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kindergarten Kick-About!!

This morning was the 1st game for Savannah's kindergarten kick-about soccer team. It was cold, rainy & windy so not a great way to start off the day but oh well! They are the "yellow" team & she is #1! Not because of her talent but because the smaller the number the smaller the size of shirts! lol

Given that she knows nothing about soccer and they only had 1 30 minute practice earlier this week, I was not quite sure what we were in for...but given that they are all kindergartners or going into kindergarten this Fall & most have never had anything to do with a soccer ball I wasn't too worried! :) They did GREAT and her team WON!!!! She had a great time and played quite a bit, whenever she was sitting out and the coaches asked if she wanted to go back in she said YES and was excited so I was thrilled!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cape Cod here we come........

We are FINALLY taking a family vacation...our 1st real vacation since our honeymoon 8 years ago!! We have never gone anywhere but to AZ to visit family since we moved to NY in 2002! We have never taken a family vacation period!!! So, we are over the moon excited about taking a week to ourselves with no real plans or agendas other than enjoying our family and relaxing!!!

Savannah has been telling me for quite some time now that she wants to go to the beach for summer vacation. So, that combined with my desire I have always had to go to the Cape thinking I never would living on the opposite coast...voila...a summer vacation planned for August 7-14! It is costing us a pretty penny but we managed to rent a little cottage (VERY affordable compared to most that I researched!) that is only about 3/10 of a mile from the beach so we can walk to the water everyday and not have to load everyone in the car to go somewhere! This is a picture of the cottage, tiny but it has 3 beds, 1 bathroom, a kitchen complete w/ lobster pot & a grill in the backyard..what more could we need?!?!?

Here is a link to show the town we are staying in, heard a lot of great things from people who have been going to the Cape all their lives about Sandwich so we are excited and picked our dates based on a "Peter Rabbit Day" @ a local museum, complete w/ petting zoo and lots of fun activities for the girls! An amazing boardwalk that I cannot wait to check out plus lots more!

Hooray for a long overdue family vacation and now just the wait till August :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend Finds! was a MOST successful weekend for garage sales/curb shopping! WAAHOO!!!!! I was worried that I would come home disappointed, not empty-handed of course because that would just be crazy! :), but with so much excitement and anticipation of the huge neighborhood sale, kicking off our official treasure hunting season we have been waiting all Fall/Winter for I opened myself up to heartbreak! BUT I am happy to announce I did good & didn't spend much moola either which is always nice and helps ease the ranting from hubby about "all this junk" I bring back!

I of course found some toys and clothes for the girls...but my most exciting items are right here in living color for you to appreciate....the frames were $2 each but all the rest of these items I didn't pay 1cent for!!! nadda, nothing, zippo which makes them even more fantastic to me! A little background on the first big sis Paula emailed me on Friday night this AMAZING playhouse which I know cannot find the link for..grrrrr....will have to have her resend it! Anyhoo....there was a great chandelier (non-functional) she spray painted pink and hung..then voila Saturday afternoon this is sitting curbside post garage sale! So now Dave can add that to his list of projects to be completed sometime before the girls are off to college and can still fit in an outdoor playhouse! ;)
The little chair is GREAT, all I did was give it a quick scrub with a magic eraser & it looks fantastic..already in Savannah's room!
The suitcases, I don't know what I am going to do with them & these were a REALLY hard sale to Dave since he was driving when I spotted them on the side of the road..he didn't stop (AAAHH,I know it almost killed me!!) so I told him if they were there on the way home they were meant to be mine LOL! I have seen some cool stuff on that can be done with old hard suitcases & I am already envisioning the little blue one as a cute play makeup case for the girls!
The frames, I have been searching for large vintage frames to make bulletin boards & chalkboards out of and even @ Goodwill & Salvation Army didn't find any this large & for that smokin of a price! $2 each & when I mentioned my plan to the lady having the garage sale she wished she would have thought of that...too late & I ran off down the road :)